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whytewillow

whytewillow
Date Joined: January 20, 2012
Last Online: May 26, 2017
Birthday: June 17
Country: United States
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4/10/17

TO ALL MY SWAP BUDDIES!

Please know I'm delighted by each and every one of your kind and generous ratings. I'm not by nature RUDE, or uncaring. I just have limited internet access hence, I've not given an individual THANK YOU to each of you. Please understand, it's not through neglect or insensitivity, only necessity and budget constraints that I must conserve my internet access. Every one of you has made my life a little brighter, a bit less lonely, and oh so much more fun. Please know you are all fabulous individuals, and I'm eternally grateful for your presence in my life. THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart.

While I'm no longer a lithe and lovely libertine. Was I ever? I am still a libertine, (not in the sense of a person without morals and sexual principles) but, one who is free thinking with regards to religion...and politics, and...well you get my drift. LOL. So swiftly do the days flow by that before we know it, our lives are half spent...then we look in the mirror and see a stranger looking back at us. Where did I go? And who is this in front of me, staring back? It's still me, but a bit weather worn, and bit less handsome, less agile. What you see is certainly not what you get. I am still vibrant, loving, more sensible, extremely more compassionate...kinder to those whose paths I cross. I realize that there are many advantages to aging. None of which have to do with my exterior dimensions and how many gray hairs and wrinkles I have accrued. I am a worthy, well established woman. I have become who I always wanted to be. I'll continue to grow and become to my very last day. I live an authentic life, filled with joy and adventure.

I'm writing this for all of you who've recently told yourself you're going old...how old would you be if you didn't know how many years you'd lived? You are NOT growing old...you are growing more fabulous and genuine with each day, and each year that passes. Grow into those wrinkles, revel in your gray hair, and have a ball. Dance in the rain, sing out loud, pick daisies and LIVE! YOU ARE AWESOME! Blessed Be.

On a more serious note...If you haven't received a rating or a swap from me. I will respond ASAP. And thanks again to all you wonderful swappers.

P.S. If I've sent an item to you with incorrect postage, please let me know, and I will gladly send you postage to cover your loss. Thanks for reading all of this. .

Favorite Crafts

I have diverse interests...Art Journaling, making art dolls, altered art, Zentangles, furniture painting, sewing, crochet and the list goes on. Dotee dolls, pincushions and just about anything else. .
THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS. I would really like to receive any of the following... Thank You in advance.

Stickers, and sticker flakes, just no teacher reward

Fimo, sculpy, or primo clay, any color.

Anything/everything steam punk

Pretty papers that go together to make flip books, and anything to make them.

Project Life cards.

Punches you no longer use, but are still usable. I have exactly 3.

Washi tape and deco tape, love it!

Sheet of tiny words/phrases for making embellishments

Die cut templates, used.

Self adhesive pearls & gems for making embellishments.

Micron pens for zentanles.

Double sided papers, at least 6 x 6".

Glitter paper.

Some ADDRESS LABELS, that would be wonderful. I've no printer.

Cool paperclips, flags, & stickies.

POSTCARDS! I love postcards

STAMPS:, used, old, whatever, old coins from other countries.

Bits and Bobs for making junk journals and for making my planner cool.

EPHEMERA: the real deal or reproductions, I enjoy vintage and shabby chic, eclectic items.

Old art from books that are not in great shape anymore...Unusable but brightly colored, and patterned childrens' book pages, the larger the better to make envies out of. OR...just a couple really beautiful pages.

DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT destroy books, I REPURPOSE the salvagable pages and try to make something beautiful out of what remains.

Old photos, Old posters, old maps, book pages in foreign languages, note cards old and new, and valentines. Stationery sets.

Any kind of food, baking/cooking stickers, cut outs etc. for my scrap/recipe book.

Things I like from nature: Butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs, Otters are one of my favs. Also Big cats, i.e. lions and tigers, panthers, etc. I love dragons, although they are mythical. I also have a love of wolves and large breed dogs such as Irish Wolfhounds, Great Danes, Dobermans, etc. I have an appreciation for all animals.

I'm also into natural remedies, herb crafting, wild food foraging, etc. Anything related to these topics.

I collect small wind up toys of any type. They're not expensive, usually a couple bucks. Tea cups and saucers, fairies and gnomes, and oh, if you find a smooth flat rock in your yard or on your travels, I'll take it! I love to paint rocks...

Eclectic Wicca. Air sign. Accumulate sticks, stones, seeds, (flower and veggie) Heirloom and non-gmo. Green wytch, wildcrafter, nature lover, studying herbalism. Against violence, prejudice, cruelty, and hatefulness. Believe that your religion is your business and between you and your God, and so is mine. I won't preach or try to convert you, so please respect my wishes and do the same. Love candles, incense, feathers, shells, odd pieces of wood, seed pods, dried flowers. Anything else from nature that you've found or harvested. Just no bones, carcasses or fur. I have too deep a respect for the earths creatures to desecrate their bodies or their final resting place.

Guess that's it for now...phew.

Other Favorites

Like my crafting interests, my musical, literary and movie choices are vast and varied. In books everything from Koontz, King, Stirling ) Patterson too, Evanovich (she makes me giggle out loud). I am an avid reader and author's are too many to mention.

MUSIC: OK, some classical, and new age. ROCK N ROLL!!! Stones, Doors, AC/DC, Iron Butterfly, Free/Bad Company, Janice Joplin (have ALL her music). Fleetwood Mac, Moody Blues, Joanie Mitchell...Almost any music except thrash and hard core rap.

MOVIES: Action and adventure, good comedies, and movies that make me think and/or make me cry. Some all time favorites: Practical Magic, Nanny Macphee, Hocus Pocus (sensing a vein here?) The War Horse, Life of Pi, and some oldies like Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, etc.

COLORS: Greens of all hues...kiwi, lime, emerald, seafoam, sage greens. Some deep blues, i.e: royal, ocean, cerullian. Also like rust, cinnamon...deep tones.

Dislikes

I realized that I hadn't stated any preferences regarding...foods, etc. And there aren't very many preferences, but there are a couple.

I HATE, abhor and despise anything with artificial sweeteners. No chemical sweetners please.
Also, I prefer not to receive religious items. No offense to anyone or their individual beliefs.

DISLIKES:

Kiddie stickers, I have no small children

1 or 2 sticky notes

Paper torn from a spiral notebook

Pieces cut from an old calender unless it's artsy, or has interesting artwork/pictures

I Don't do farm themes, ducks, chickens and fruit themes

In general, junky stuff.

I take a great pleasure in sending off my swaps...I write a note or card to everyone I send to, and I appreciate the same...

So with all of that...thanks for reading all of this clutter. .

A NOTE ABOUT RATINGS...

SPECIAL NOTICE: Please note, that if you were a partner of mine and you haven't received a rating from me...(and of course, you've sent the item). PLEASE contact me and let me know who you are and what you've sent.

ALSO: I ALWAYS SEND MY SWAPS...If for some reason you haven't received a package from me,, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE email me and let me know. I will send off another packet as quick as I'm able.

Ratings

doulakk rated for ♦ Wish List Fulfillment ♦ on May 27, 2017
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Comment: Such a lovely package of items... thank you so very much! ♥♥♥
BluGinhm rated for Craft Surprise Bag International 01 on May 25, 2017
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Comment: I can't believe you've already sent it! I love everything! Such wonderful goodies, especially the vintage papers! Thanks so much!
theevidenceisme rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2017 on May 23, 2017
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Comment: It's definitely been hot here, but it has cooled off a little in the past few days. I like the heat, but after you pass the mid 90s I start to reach my limit. Thank you for the card!
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Comment: Very pretty ATC! Can't wait to add it to my collection! Thanks for the goodies too!
pickleme rated for TF: Stuff My Stocking/Totebag- MAY on May 17, 2017
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Comment: Thanks, my bag is filling up.
Larina rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2017 on May 16, 2017
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Comment: You're so creative! I love your postcard. Thanks so much!
njstauter rated for Spring Recipe on May 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the recipe/story and the quilting mag. You present a huge challenge for me with your request, but I love the opportunity to try it. Many thanks dear heart.
Response: I don't expect you to make that stocking. I was kidding...Although, a mug rug might be nice...Hint hint. Hugs dear sister.
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Comment: Well hello there, long lost sibling! ;) Thank you so much for the lovely note, sweet ATC, and fun planner stickers! I love the vines spilling over the "J"!
JazD rated for Fill My Stocking - May on May 14, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!
bb2 rated for MAE - Senders choice on May 13, 2017
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Comment: Wow! So many beautiful envelopes and tuck-ins and all wrapped up like a gift. Thank you for making this swap so very special. We had 3 days of spring sun; now back to rain. But, a true Oregonian; I enjoy rain!
KreativeKrafter rated for Wishlist on May 12, 2017
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Comment: LOVED EVERYTHING THANK YOU
Mustluvdoggies rated for MAE - Senders choice on May 12, 2017
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Comment: Wow what wonderful envelopes! I love them all! I really like that bigger one, I've never thought to make one like that! And the neat extras inside; the feathers, the darling cat image and girl with bunny image, and that gorgeous rose card! Thank you so much for the wonderful package!
Deluxx rated for CQ Stuff my Stocking May USA on May 11, 2017
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Comment: WOW! What a great package. Beautifully wrapped, thoughtful little extras, and a sweet note. Who could ask for more?! It makes me not want to wait until Christmas to open it...but I will! :D Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you so much for only my second pocket letter ever! It's lovely and I will be sure to try the tea!😊 We have not had spring here in Maine yet, either. April showers brought May showers and flooding and lots of mud!
Tjace007 rated for WIYM May Stocking Stuffer USA on May 10, 2017
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Comment: thank you. The card is very inspiring. i needed to read it.
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Comment: Thank you so, so much! It's always wonderful to hear from you and I hope everything is going well and that your garden has survived the constantly changing weather. I absolutely love the necklace that you sent! I'm planning to wear it tomorrow :) I'm saving the other gift to open at Christmas
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Comment: I love the flowers in the I it is so cool. thank you -
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Comment: thank you for such beautiful ATCs.
Fenix825 rated for CQ: Stuff My Stocking - April- USA on Apr 28, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much! Can't wait until December to open it!
RiverTopanga rated for Stocking Stuffer ATC #1 on Apr 27, 2017
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Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for the stocking stuffer goodie envie! I am going to have a hard time waiting until Christmas to open the the little wrapped packages! I am torn between waiting to open the one for now, or waiting until Dec? I know! I will open it on my birthday..12/11!! Thank you in advance for all of it!! I am sure I will love the whole shabang!

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Comments

doulakk on May 16, 2017:

Welcome to the Manic Magpies group! This group just changed hands, so we are trying to add swaps 1-2x per month! Thanks for joining!

njstauter on Feb 11, 2017:

May She always show you Compassion

sabbysteg on Feb 10, 2017:

Hi! Just letting everyone know in TOW group that there is a Goddess PC Swap going on, hope to see you sign up!

PrairieKittin on Jan 23, 2017:

I just dropped some stamps in the mail to you, to make up for the 'postage due'. I'm so sorry! I am also "of a certain age", so the stamps were from our generation... Janis and Jimi, and Elvis, of course! :-)

jaimierandolph on Jan 20, 2017:

Profile Check for Notecard w/flat surprise #1 Welcome to the swap! Happy swapping!!!!

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PrairieKittin on Sep 26, 2016:

Thank you so much for the meditation music CD. I really look forward to listening to it tonight. Thank you!!

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